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. the economies of baton rouge and new orleans depend on the river for its fresh water, for its commerce, its transportation. industries all up and down the river use the fresh water in their processing. in its continuing search for the shortest route to the sea, the mississippi has found a comrade. at one time a mere trickle compared to the mississippi, the atchafalaya is now a mighty predator, the mississippi-- a willing prey. the fight to control the mississippi has escalated from a battle into a war. approximately 150 miles north of new orleans, these two rivers have come perilously close together, linked by an abandoned loop of the mississippi called old river. the atchafalaya offers the mississippi a route to the gulf that is 175 miles shorter than its present course. the corps of engineers realized there was a potential problem with the atchafalaya capturing the mississippi back in the 1950s. a gentleman by the name of fisk, who was a geologist, did a report for the corps of engineers and the mississippi river commission in which he studied old delta systems of the mississippi and old
, it would be good for us- our health and healthy and our social upbringing and our economy and everything. so we fast. the fourth one is the alms, but we call it the al-zakah. it is giving from our own money to the poor people and the needy people. that's- of course they call it a solution for our situation, how to treat the poor people, and how they can live in peace together, how we can live in peace together. >> and help them also too. >> yes. not just to- so that rich man or rich family can live in a good way, but you know, that also the poor can live in a good situation, because the rich have to give two and a half percent from his own money every year, and he's not to do a favor for the poor family- he have to pay for them. >> as we do, as we do now, the countries force us all to pay taxes. in islam, they don't pay taxes- just the rich people pay their money. >> let me ask you, on prayer, on let's say this evening, as a family, will you pray together here? >> yes. >> oh. and just take some time- how long would it normally take to do the evening prayer, say? >> at first, we have an h
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